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The LEGO House center . Billund

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The LEGO House topped out at a ceremony attended by 3,000 local citizens and Lego employees to celebrate this major step forward in its completion. The building will open to the public in the second half of 2017 as an experience center and gathering point for the local community in Billund. Continue reading BIG

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Neue Nationalgalerie . Berlin

David Chipperfield Architects . Neue Nationalgalerie . Berlin  (1)

David Chipperfield Architects . Neue Nationalgalerie . photos: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Thomas Bruns

The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin has been closed since the beginning of the year for refurbishment. Almost 50 years after being built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1965-68, the museum is undergoing extensive restoration for the first time. Following several months of preparation, all exhibits are now being moved out in order for the refurbishment to begin.
The four-year refurbishment project includes fire-prevention measures, renovation of the entire exterior, removal of the root cause of glass breakage, an overhaul of the concrete shell and the renewal of building services. The building must also meet the requirements of a modern museum in terms of air conditioning, safety, lighting, storage functions and visitor services.
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